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Hazardous Air Pollutant Handbook: Measurements, Properties, and Fate in Ambient Air

Edited by Chester W Spicer, Sydney M Gordon, Thomas J Kelly, Michael W Holdren, R. Mukund 
CRC Press  2002  



Hardback  240pp  ISBN 9781566705714      £121.00
  • Presents the first comprehensive review of 188 Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs) that have regulatory status under the Clean Air Act
  • Covers chemical and physical properties, existing and potential measurement methods, concentrations in ambient air, lifetimes and fate in ambient air and atmospheric transformation products
  • Provides a basis for understanding current data on the concentrations and fate of toxic pollutants in urban air and for evaluating potential health effects
  • Addresses the needs of a broad range of professionals responsible for emissions monitoring and control, ambient air monitoring, risk assessment, and permitting and compliance requirements
  • Includes information gathered as a result of four separate studies conducted by the authors for the U.S. EPA

Hazardous Air Pollutant Handbook: Measurements, Properties, and Fate in Ambient Air provides a comprehensive review of the 188 compounds and compound classes designated as Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs) by the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, with a specific focus on their potential presence in ambient air. The relevant chemical and physical properties of the compounds are discussed and tabulated, and suitable methods for their measurement in ambient air are identified. A survey of measurements of ambient HAP concentrations is provided for use in historical comparisons and for evaluating the current human health risks from these chemicals. Finally, the book reviews the atmospheric reactions that control the lifetime and fate of the HAPs in ambient air, and summarizes the current knowledge about their transformation products.

Contents

Hazardous Air Pollutants: A Brief Introduction

  • Background
  • The List of Hazardous Air Pollutants
  • Impact of the HAPs List
  • Organization of Information in this Book
  • References
The Title III Hazardous Air Pollutants: Classification and Basic Properties
  • The 188 Hazardous Air Pollutants: Diversity and Derivation
  • Some Common Features of the Title III HAPs
  • Chemical and Physical Properties of the 188 HAPs
  • Polarizability and Water Solubility as Defining Characteristics of Polar and NonPolar VOCs
  • References
Measurement Methods for the 188 Hazardous Air Pollutants in Ambient Air
  • Introduction
  • Background
  • Survey Approach
  • Status of Current Methods
  • HAPs Method Development: Future Directions
  • References
Concentrations of the 188 HAPs in Ambient Air
  • Introduction
  • Survey Procedures
  • Ambient Air Concentrations of HAPs
  • Data Gaps
  • Recent Data for High Priority HAPs
  • Summary
  • References
Atmospheric Transformation Products of Clean Air Act Title III Hazardous Air Pollutants

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